National campaign collects used batteries for recycling
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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National campaign collects used batteries for recycling

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

Used batteries are highly polluting for the environment and there are no companies in Costa Rica that can recycle them. For that reason the Life Insurance Company…

Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist

Zach Dyer - June 1, 2016

Imagine going to the beach for a swim only to find trash in the sand and plastic bottles bobbing on the waves. “As surfers, we’re at the…

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2016

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"]

Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2016

Central America’s largest hydroelectric project is officially online. After six years of construction, the first of the Reventazón dam’s five turbines was synchronized and expected to be connected…

Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard

L. Arias - February 12, 2016

The proposed construction of a landfill in the canton of Mora, 20 kilometers west of San José, has angered local residents who say they will fight to protect their natural…

Toucan gets 3D-printed beak after gruesome injury
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Toucan gets 3D-printed beak after gruesome injury

Zach Dyer - January 13, 2016

One year after a “barbarous" attack left a toucan without most of its upper beak, the bird finally has a new prosthetic replacement. ZooAve animal rescue center…

Illegal logging threatens Costa Rica’s valuable species and vulnerable national parks
Crime
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Crime
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Illegal logging threatens Costa Rica’s valuable species and vulnerable national parks

Zach Dyer - January 12, 2016

LA CRUZ, Guanacaste — A half hour north of the Pocosol ranger station outside Santa Rosa National Park, park ranger Josué Sandoval turned the beat-up Toyota Land Cruiser…

Dealing with climate change in Costa Rica’s treasured Monteverde cloud forest
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Climate Change
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Dealing with climate change in Costa Rica’s treasured Monteverde cloud forest

Amanda Zúñiga - January 9, 2016

MONTEVERDE, Puntarenas – Climate change is one of the most troubling problems of the decade. It already has caused significant consequences across the globe, and Costa Rica is no exception. The cloud forest…

Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine impropriety 
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine impropriety 

The Tico Times - December 3, 2015

Former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles is headed back to court after a San José appeals court threw out a previous ruling against him this year for his involvement in the controversial Infinito…

Costa Rica lawmakers want to ban nonbiodegradable plastic shopping bags
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Business
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Costa Rica lawmakers want to ban nonbiodegradable plastic shopping bags

L. Arias - November 8, 2015

The Legislative Assembly's Environmental Commission on Thursday approved the addition of a new article to Law 8,839 on waste management that – if passed by the full Assembly –…